KAMI 神 is the fourth opus of FOUDRE! - a telluric drone quartet composed of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, Le Réveil des Tropiques, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot (Saåad), Grégory Buffier (Saåad, Autrenoir) and Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Autrenoir, Extreme Precautions) who meet punctually for sessions of ritual improvisation where they invoke noise and drone and the deities of chaos.
Improvised and recorded live at Le Rex de Toulouse supporting the 10th anniversary of French doom metal band Monarch!, KAMI神 extends the cosmogony and the sound of the band by taking excursions into the invisible and ambiguous side of nature. In this orgiastic and surprising mix of sonic textures and rhythms, you may hear strange phenomena, summoning of animistic spirits, shamanic calls, siren yellings and growls. The original chemigram artwork was created by French artist Fanny Béguély by painting with chemicals on light-sensitive paper.
Following the sold-out EARTH soundtrack (GZH71, 2017), KAMI 神 delivers an immersive soundscape for abstract clubbers, where kosmiche electronic, power ambient and industrial punk music are freely invited to commune. This pagan ceremonial is an ode to the ever-changing vortex of life - a sonic dream machine for the occurring now.
"FOUDRE! transport listeners to another plane of existence that can be both frightening and elevating simultaneously. Listeners may get lost in the swirling vortex of sound, but they won’t want to come out."
"a brutal landscape of twisted and warped textures contorted into demented dimensions" HearFeel
"Like on 'Earth', the sounds continuously evolve. As early as the second track, I start moving. Yes, this drone album has beats, very Biosphere-like. And chants. And post rock-like guitars. Percussion. Screams, even. Noise. And fucking power electronics. Shit! At the first listen, my mouth fell open. FOUDRE! surpasses 'Earth', something that I didn't know would be possible. " Merchants of Air
"A dark beast hides within its music, obscured in shadow and only revealed when the unsavory noise claws at the record’s skin. The percussion taps on the door, wanting to gain entry, needing an invitation. Its bleak industrial and power-ambient setting converges with a chrome sky, the electronics spitting out a cycle of polluted noise." Fluid Radio
"This highlights the differences of the way we as an audience receive and experience different media and modes of delivery; the in-the-moment intensity may offer catharsis, instant gratification, and a sense of immediate impact, but when there is this much to absorb, the distance and benefit of time to reflect and repeat is invaluable. And KAMI 神 is a work to digest at leisure." Aural Aggravation
Frédéric D. Oberland: electro-baglama, analog synths
Paul Régimbeau: analog synths, drum machine, vocals
Romain Barbot: modular system
Grégory Buffier: acoustic laptop, analog synths, electric guitar
Recorded live at Le Rex de Toulouse by Nash Caralp & Alex Massiot on the 14th of October 2017
Edited and mixed by FOUDRE! at Magnum Diva, Paris
Mastered by James Plotkin
Original chemigram artwork by Fanny Béguély
Live photographs by Anaïs Grü
Graphic design by Romain Barbot
November 23rd 2018
LP / Digital
Limited beer-coloured vinyl edition of 300 w/ download code
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